Based in Wellington, New Zealand, HTS-110 designs and manufactures a range of superconducting products including compact cryogen-free Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) systems, high field electromagnets, HTS motor coils and HTS current leads.

HTS-110’s global client base includes cutting edge companies including tier-one computer component suppliers and semiconductor equipment manufacturers, as well as such notable research labs as Brookhaven National Lab in New York, the Helmholtz Centre in Germany and the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory in Brazil.

HTS-110 is headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand. NZHQ houses the design, manufacturing and sales teams with distributors in Australia, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, France, Italy and the USA, Canada and Mexico. View list of preferred Agents/Distributors

Our History

HTS-110 was formed in 2004 to capitalise on the world leading research programme into HTS materials carried out by Industrial Research Ltd (IRL) – a Wellington based, New Zealand government owned science and innovation company.

IRL has more than 25 years experience in wire material and applications development with an active programme undertaking fundamental and applied research on materials and application specific areas such as generators and transformers. HTS-110 maintains a strong link to IRL, who in turn maintain close technical ties with AMSC (American Superconductor Corporation) for wire material development and testing.

In February 2014, New Zealand listed engineering company SCOTT Technology Ltd extended a majority shareholding in HTS-110 to take full control. SCOTT Technology specialises in the design and manufacture of automated production and process machinery for the appliance and food industries and is recognised by its clients, which include all the major appliance builders in the USA and internationally, as a world class builder of advanced automation systems.

HTS systems from HTS-110 offer:

  • Robust cryogen-free refrigeration systems with fast cool-down
  • Very high feild per unit weight or volume
  • Industrial ruggedness with high tolerance to vibration
  • Fast ramp rates

HTS-110 magnets, components and custom products are used in a variety of applications including:

  • Materials characterisation and hard drive development
  • Online NMR spectroscopy systems for the biotech, pharmaceutical and biomaterials industries
  • MRI Magnets used in medical imaging equipment
  • Clean energy applications including ship propulsion systems, wind turbine manufacture and superconducting energy storage systems
  • Storage ring and beamline magnets used in synchrotrons for material analysis
  • HTS coils for use in motors and generators

HTS People

Dr. Donald Pooke

Chief Technical Officer

Donald is Chief Technical Officer of HTS-110, with responsibilities for technical leadership and key product development and innovation. He also works closely with Tye on the sales function.

Donald was a founder of HTS-110, a role which he developed from a strong technical platform of over 15 years of HTS R&D in the government research enterprise Industrial Research Ltd (IRL). From 2008 to 2012 he was also CEO of HTS-110, overseeing the establishment of key product lines and partnerships, and attracting investment from SCOTT® Technology for the next stage of growth.

Simon Gibson

Production Manager

In his role as Production Manager for HTS-110, Simon is responsible for overseeing the procurement and manufacture of components in addition to assembly and the testing and shipping of HTS magnet systems and other related components built at HTS-110. Simon started as an engineering cadet at New Zealand Railways and once qualified he went to work for the Government Physics and Engineering Laboratory mechanical design office. He then moved into the world-renowned IRL Superconductivity research group and gained a wealth of experience working there for 15 years before becoming a part of the founding team of HTS-110 Ltd in 2004

Vadim Chamritski

CPEng, MIPENZ, Senior Design Engineer – Mechanical

Vadim spent 4 years at IRL as a Research Engineer working on HTS R&D and has been working with HTS-110 since its founding. He is responsible for transfer of magnetic design concepts into the mechanical design of HTS-110 products, having produced the majority of the company's designs and establishing guidelines for the new products. He has more than 25 years' experience as a design engineer working on ideas transfer from R&D into working products. Vadim graduated from Moscow State Technical University as a Specialist in Mechanical Design Engineering and followed with a Diploma in Applied Science from Victoria University of Wellington.


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